UN peacekeepers killed in car bomb attack

Three United Nations soldiers were killed and several others injured after a roadside bomb explosion in Central African Republic.

The UN peacekeeping mission said the bomb attack happened on Monday at Kaita village in the north-west near the Cameroonian border, the UN mission, MONUSCO, said late on Tuesday.

The peacekeepers had been carrying out a patrol when one of their vehicles hit the explosive device, killing the Bangladeshi peacekeeper.

The head of UN peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, sent his condolences to Bangladesh and families of the soldiers killed in the attack.